A 71-year-old Jamestown man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 8, near Mapleton, North Dakota, after he allegedly tried to run over a woman with a vehicle in Jamestown before fleeing the area, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police at the Jamestown Police Department.
Floyd Gilmore Toney was arrested on suspicion of terrorizing, reckless endangerment and attempted aggravated assault, Blinsky said. He was transported to the Stutsman County Correctional Center where he awaits formal charges.
The Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Business Loop East at about 1 p.m. after the woman reported being involved in a domestic violence altercation with someone known to her, Blinsky said.
Toney became upset with the victim, and she tried to run away from him, he said. He said Toney chased after the victim in a vehicle and allegedly made intentional driving movements toward the victim, chasing her into the grass area of a boulevard.
Blinsky said Toney’s actions placed the victim in fear of her life and created substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death while attempting to cause substantial bodily danger to another with a dangerous weapon.
Toney was located on Interstate 94 near Mapleton and taken into custody at about 5 p.m. with the assistance of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
The Valley City Police Department and Barnes County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with locating Toney.
The incident remains under investigation.
If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Jamestown Police Department at 701-252-1000.